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Emberton is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire in England. The village is near the borders with Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, just to the south of Olney and four miles north of Newport Pagnell.
The parish of Emberton was formed from three villages that were annexed together for ecclesiastical purposes in 1650: Petsoe, Ekeney and Emberton. Today nothing remains of Ekeney and Petsoe only exists as a hamlet called Petsoe End.
The village name is an Old English word and means Eanbeorht's Farm. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village was called Ambretone; in manorial records of 1227 it was Emberdestone, and by the fourteenth century it was Embirtone.
Although there are no shops in the village, there is a village pub and restaurant called the Bell and Bear on the site of the old Bell Inn. The former Bear Inn was previously situated near Petsoe where the A509 now runs.
Time's on the wing, how swift he speeds his way,
Hastening to sink in one continuous day,
Pause passing traveller, "what thy destiny?"
When death unveils a vast eternity
Live then to Christ, in Christ eternal gain
No Christ, No Hope, but everlasting pain.
Nearby geographic features
Hollington Wood, a small patch of ancient woodland, lies about a mile south-east of Emberton.
The Milton Keynes Wind Farm is located 2 miles east of Emberton.
Dan Wheldon (1978–2011), one of the biggest names in American motorsport, hailed from Emberton. Though relatively unknown in his native Britain, Wheldon became a star in the United States after winning both the IndyCar championship and the Indy 500 in 2005 and 2011. He was killed in a high-speed crash involving 15 cars in the 2011 IndyCar season finale held in Las Vegas.
Emberton Country Park
Emberton Country Park is a 200-acre (81 ha; 0.81 km2) Country park on the river Great Ouse. The park is owned by Milton Keynes Council, and is the only one in the Borough to be designated as a country park, and one of five in the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire.[a]
There are five lakes and a (touring) caravan park within the park area.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Emberton (E04001253)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
- Parishes in Milton Keynes Archived June 8, 2009, at the Wayback Machine - Milton Keynes Council.
- William Page, ed. (1927). "Parishes : Emberton". A History of the County of Buckingham. Victoria History of the Counties of England. 4. Constable & Co. Ltd. pp. 338–343.
- Bell and Bear - Bell and Bear
- Emberton Country Park (Milton Keynes Council)
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